Razer has announced the release of its Opus X, a new set of over-ear wireless headphones that offer active noise cancellation. Razer has two versions of its Opus headphones, with the X being the latest and less expensive version. Overall, the design of the Opus X appears very similar to the Opus, released just last year. The new model comes in three vibrant new colors — green, pink, and white — versus the more staid black or midnight blue colors of the standard Opus. The Opus X has rotating ear cups so users can rest them comfortably around their neck if they need to be removed. One of the biggest differences between the Opus and Opus X is the latter model lacks the feature that automatically pauses or plays the user’s content upon removing the earphones or putting them back on.
The Razer Opus X headphones use Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology to ensure that users can focus solely on the task at hand. In addition, the Opus X also comes with a Quick Attention Mode, allowing users to hear outside noises, which is helpful if walking around a city or hiking a trail. Razer has made these headphones with gamers in mind with the low-latency “Gaming Mode” that reduces the latency over Bluetooth to 60ms. When gaming, every millisecond counts. To enhance the gaming experience further, the Opus X also comes with a built-in microphone so players can communicate with their squad without having to buy different gear.
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